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Sioux City building collapse in 1918


SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -- Ten to twenty people died June 29, 1918 when a three-story structure collapsed in Sioux City.  That's according to an article in the Waterloo Times-Tribune printed one day later.  The Ruff Building, which was located on the corner of Fourth and Douglas, collapsed during the afternoon hours.

Damage was estimated at $100,000.  The building was being remodeled at the time and the removal of old supports was believed to have caused the collapse.  At the time, it was one of the oldest buildings in the city.

Another event that happened June 29, this time in 1863, was the opening of the very first National Bank in Davenport.

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